October 1, 2014

5 Gifts to Celebrate Mum

Tochter und Mutter zum Muttertag

    No matter the occasion, there are so many wonderful ways to celebrate Mum! Whether she is a first-time mother, your own unconditionally loved mum or your dear granny, here are some truly special ways to let her know just how much you love her. The secret is to give her something that only […]

Top 3 Educational Gifts for Kids

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Knowing what to buy your child for their birthday isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Whilst there’s a great deal to choose from it can often feel as if we’re a little spoilt for choice. So, if you’re a parent who’s struggling to know where to start then this is the blog for you. […]

Amazing Gifts for DIY Dads

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    With Father’s Day fast approaching, it’s only natural that many of you will be wondering what to get your old man for a gift this year. Some fathers are hard to shop for, perhaps because they have no defined hobbies or are simply a bit too fussy. Others, however, are the easiest dads […]

Review: My 1st Years Baby Grows

Tim Easter Bunny

    I am a huge fan of personalised baby gift website My 1st Years for many, many reasons. When they offered an outfit for Tim to try out in time for Easter, how could I refuse? Tim’s outfit arrived in this gorgeous gift box which makes a fabulous keepsake in itself. We have stored […]

Sassy Bloom Review

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  Sassy Bloom is a company created by Hollie Sassienie after she was diagnosed with an incurable heart disease known as Arterial Pulmonary Hypertension. She was pregnant at the time, and her daughter Gabriella was born premature and whisked off to Special Care, and Hollie was unsure whether she would live to hold her baby properly. […]

And all he wanted was a spatula

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    Christmas came and went and already seems a distant memory. This year we managed to keep to a tighter than usual budget, and Mike and I agreed that we would focus on the children’s gifts rather than each other. We had a few token gifts for the children to hand to us but […]

Homemade Gift Ideas for Mum that Require Minimal DIY

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    Choosing a gift for your mum can be really difficult, as they are generally pleased with anything that you give them. Whilst this is reassuring, it can make it harder to get her something she actually would love. Craft-y presents are a great idea, as they are not only unique, but they also […]

Ethical gift ideas for children

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    We all want to make sure that our children have a good Christmas or birthday, but it’s good to know that the gifts we buy will not only bring a smile to their faces but the people behind them too. Here are some suggestions for some wonderful gifts that children will love which […]

Strange gift requests: What kids really want for Christmas… according to our readers!

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    A few weeks ago our eight-year-old asked for a bag of carrots for Christmas. ‘What for?’ I asked him. ‘To eat,’ he replied ‘They’re just so tasty!’ And so I wondered whether it was just our children who had a tendency to be slightly odd at times. After asking our readers about their […]

Top 5 Gifts for Guys

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    I don’t know about you but buying for the older men of the house is the most difficult task of all. I mean, when they already have us in their lives, what else could possibly top it? Well, if truth be told, nothing can. So I’ve had a look around for a little […]

Ideas for gifts that last

Vintage gift box with bow on wooden background

      Chocolates are soon eaten, bath sets are used up and socks get holes eventually. If you’re looking for gifts for grown-ups that will last longer than the new year read on to see what we’ve suggested:   Something tree-mendous! I’m sorry! I’ll admit that was truly terrible. But here’s an idea that […]

What To Fill Your Children’s Stockings With This Year

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    If you haven’t started Christmas shopping already, you need to get a move on. For many families it’s not really about what you get, but about having the chance to open something and spend time together as a family. The excitement and the buzz is often what gets everyone in the mood, and […]

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